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Vietnam’s Defense Policy of ‘No’ Quietly Saves Room for ‘Yes’  

Vietnam is famous for the “Three Nos,” but Hanoi has been flexible in interpreting those in practice.

Thediplomat 19 Jan 2019 12:18 am

Will Pakistan’s Wall Work?

Pakistan is building a wall along its border with Afghanistan. Will it actually make the country safer?

Thediplomat 19 Jan 2019 12:04 am

Why Are Chinese Courts Turning to AI?

A drive to standardize judgments for “similar cases” has courts experimenting with big data and AI.

Thediplomat 18 Jan 2019 11:18 pm

Saeed Khosa sworn in as new Chief Justice of Pakistan (Lead)

Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, who part of the Supreme Court benches that disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from politics and

Bollywood Tabloid 18 Jan 2019 11:05 pm

Brigade Parade Ground: A tale of mammoth rallies, emotion, political statemen..

From hosting public reception for Soviet leaders Nikita Krushchev and Nikolai Bulganin to holding mammoth political rallies -- many of them

Bollywood Tabloid 18 Jan 2019 11:05 pm

India protests Pakistan apex courts order on Gilgit-Baltistan

India on Friday summoned the Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan and lodged a strong protest over the Pakistan Supreme Courts order extend

Bollywood Tabloid 18 Jan 2019 11:05 pm

Australia v India: MS Dhoni half-century guides tourists to ODI series win

MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav put on unbeaten fourth-wicket stand of 121 to guide India to a 2-1 one-day international series win in Australia.

BBC 18 Jan 2019 10:22 pm

Europe: A New Player in the Indo-Pacific

Can traditional regional powers find a place for a new, “odd” friend?

Thediplomat 18 Jan 2019 10:10 pm

Cracks Appear in the New Zealand-China Relationship

Is the long China-New Zealand honeymoon finally drawing to a close?

Thediplomat 18 Jan 2019 10:09 pm

Assessing the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act

What is the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act and what will it do?

Thediplomat 18 Jan 2019 10:03 pm

Indonesia President Jokowi to Free Radical Cleric Behind Bali Bombings

Abu Bakar Bashir, the spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, is due to be released next week.

Thediplomat 18 Jan 2019 9:58 pm

Pakistan and the Sea: Preserving the Marine Environment

As blue waters turn black, Pakistan can do more to halt the degradation of its marine environments.

Thediplomat 18 Jan 2019 9:48 pm

Pakistan and Syria: Rebuilding a Fractured Relationship

As the Arab World warms to Assad, how should Pakistan respond?

Thediplomat 18 Jan 2019 8:58 pm

Coping With the Challenge of China’s Growing Space Power

Recognizing China's status-seeking motives provides an important tool for U.S. policymakers.

Thediplomat 18 Jan 2019 8:15 pm

Does Ex-Nissan Chief Carlos Ghosn’s Detainment in Japan Point to Human Righ..

Ghosn’s lengthy detention has been scrutinized by Western media as “hostage justice.” How radical is his treatment in prison?

Thediplomat 18 Jan 2019 8:05 pm

New Chief Justice of Pakistan sworn in

Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa took oath as the 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan at a ceremony here on Friday.

Bollywood Tabloid 18 Jan 2019 5:05 pm

Pakistan rules out Indias role in Afghan peace process

Pakistan has ruled out any role for India in the Afghan peace process, the media reported on Friday.

Bollywood Tabloid 18 Jan 2019 5:05 pm

Brigade Parade Ground: A tale of mammoth rallies, emotion, political statemen..

From hosting public reception for Soviet leaders Nikita Khrushchev and Nikolai Bulganin to holding mammoth political rallies -- many of the

Bollywood Tabloid 18 Jan 2019 12:35 pm

Dutertes drug war example to the world: Sirisena

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has praised his Philippines counterpart Rodrigo Dutertes brutal war on drugs, which has taken tho

Bollywood Tabloid 18 Jan 2019 6:35 am

Manmohan Singh: India’s ‘accidental PM’ biopic causes stir

A film about Manmohan Singh is a hatchet job on him and his party months before elections, say critics.

BBC 18 Jan 2019 5:32 am

Kartarpur Corridor passport: Amarinder lashes out at Sampla

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday lashed out at Union Minister and former Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla for trying to scutt

Bollywood Tabloid 17 Jan 2019 11:05 pm

Afghan President thanks Pakistan PM for peace efforts

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday telephoned Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss the ongoing international efforts for peace and r

Bollywood Tabloid 17 Jan 2019 11:05 pm

China’s Economy Czar to Visit Washington for Trade Talks

Finally, the U.S. and China’s top trade officials will meet for direct talks.

Thediplomat 17 Jan 2019 10:33 pm

Ram Rahim Singh: India guru jailed for life over journalist's murder

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, in prison for raping followers, is found guilty of murdering a journalist.

BBC 17 Jan 2019 9:18 pm

The Case for Outer Space Cooperation in South Asia

While the need is clear, realizing such cooperation will mean addressing several key challenges.

Thediplomat 17 Jan 2019 8:49 pm

Jokowinomics and Future Path for Indonesia’s Economy

Jokowi's development plan is well-intentioned, but led astray by lack of planning and sensitivity to public complaints.

Thediplomat 17 Jan 2019 8:47 pm

Taiwan’s Newly Reshuffled Cabinet Looks a Lot Like Its Old Cabinet

Premier William Lai has vacated his post after the DPP’s crushing regional election defeat, but most of Taiwan’s ministers are staying

Thediplomat 17 Jan 2019 8:35 pm

The Taliban’s Delusion Hampers Reconciliation

Emboldened by foreign support, the Taliban continue to refuse talks with the Afghan government.

Thediplomat 17 Jan 2019 8:33 pm

China and the US Are Destined for Peace, Not for War

The trade truce provides a chance for both sides to remember that they are not enemies.

Thediplomat 17 Jan 2019 8:22 pm

How Kashmir Keeps Warm

Kangdis are more than a way to survive a bitter winter; they are part of Kashmir's cultural legacy.

Thediplomat 17 Jan 2019 8:14 pm

How Kashmir Keeps Warm

Kangdis are more than a way to survive a bitter winter; they are part of Kashmir's cultural legacy.

Thediplomat 17 Jan 2019 8:14 pm

Australia Courts Vanuatu With Prime Minister Visit

Much as Canberra may desire a formal defense agreement, Australia is unlikely to woo non-aligned Vanuatu that far.

Thediplomat 17 Jan 2019 7:41 pm

An American Consensus: Time to Confront China

The U.S. approach toward China under the Trump administration has quickly turned to all-out confrontation.

Thediplomat 17 Jan 2019 7:37 pm

Japan Intercepts 2 Russian Nuclear-Capable Fighter-Bombers

Japanese fighter jets intercepted two Su-24 strike attack aircraft in the Sea of Japan on January 16.

Thediplomat 17 Jan 2019 7:33 pm

Report: China Completes User Trials of S-400 Air Defense System

China has conducted a second successful test firing of its new S-400 air defense system, according to a Russian source.

Thediplomat 17 Jan 2019 7:32 pm

After Brexit: Global Britain Plots Course to Return to the Far East

A post-Brexit Britain will double down on the Asia-Pacific.

Thediplomat 17 Jan 2019 7:30 pm

Reduce school fees by 20%: Pakistan SC

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered all schools across the country that charge more than 5,000 Pakistani rupees per month to reduce t

Bollywood Tabloid 17 Jan 2019 12:35 pm

Divers find India mine worker body

The fate of 14 other miners trapped in the mine in Meghalaya state is still unclear.

BBC 17 Jan 2019 10:48 am

Van Jackson on Dealing With a Nuclear North Korea

“There would be no diplomatic outreach without Kim Jong Un crossing the nuclear threshold.”

Thediplomat 17 Jan 2019 7:21 am

Explaining China’s Latest Catch in Africa

In Burkina Faso, peer pressure – not just checkbook diplomacy – helped motivate the switch from Taiwan.

Thediplomat 17 Jan 2019 7:21 am

India summons Pakistan mission official, protests civilians killing in JandK

The government on Wednesday summoned an official of the Pakistan High Commission and lodged a strong protest over the killing of a civilian

Bollywood Tabloid 17 Jan 2019 5:05 am

South Korea to Receive First Two F-35A Stealth Fighters by the End of March

The two aircraft are expected to be operationally deployed in April or May 2019.

Thediplomat 17 Jan 2019 1:30 am

How Concerned is Turkmenistan About Its Afghan Border?

A reported drive to register men under 50 for the army reserves hints at underlying concern about the border.

Thediplomat 17 Jan 2019 1:19 am

Meghalaya Congress women workers demand scrapping of Citizenship Bill

Congress women workers in Meghalaya on Wednesday took out a protest march demanding the scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Bollywood Tabloid 16 Jan 2019 11:05 pm

Freed by Court, Pakistani Christian Aasia Bibi Still a Prisoner

Bibi's hiding place is comfortable enough, but it's still a jail of sorts.

Thediplomat 16 Jan 2019 9:46 pm

How Brexit Is Helping Vietnam in the South China Sea

As the UK contemplates life after the EU, Vietnam is one of its most promising new partners.

Thediplomat 16 Jan 2019 9:44 pm

Serial Production of Russia’s Su-57 Stealth Fighter Delayed Until at Least ..

Russia will not buy the Su-57 in serial configuration before 2020, according to a Russian aviation industry source.

Thediplomat 16 Jan 2019 8:57 pm

How Taiwanese Think About Immigration

A survey explores Taiwanese perceptions on immigration – especially from Southeast Asia.

Thediplomat 16 Jan 2019 8:55 pm

Timor-Leste Needs New Strategies to Create Jobs

Despite the modest economic growth of the last decades, Timor-Leste cannot accommodate a rapidly growing young population.

Thediplomat 16 Jan 2019 8:41 pm

Singapore-New Zealand Defense Ties in Focus With Military Exercise

The drills highlighted an aspect of their military relationship amid ongoing challenges.

Thediplomat 16 Jan 2019 8:41 pm